0297 – AAR on ICE Training Extreme Close Quarters Tactics Course

Right now I am hanging out in the lobby of my hotel working on processing and recovering from day 1 of the ICE Training Extreme Close Quarters Tactics Course.  Today was a good day.  I made it through without major issues although a solid inventory of the day and my skill level leaves me wishing for another month to prepare and another crack at the course.  At the same time, I know that my skill level has increased substantially in the past 24 hours.  Baby steps…

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History of Rob Pincus and the ECQC

Today marks the first Extreme Close Quarters Fighting Course available for enrollment since 2009.

  • 05-06 this course was packaged as a 5 day course combined as a EXCQ and ambush course that was available exclusively to SWAT, SEAL and other members of the special forces community.
  • 07 the course was available for open enrollment for the last time.
  • 08 3-5 courses were held for SWAT Cops and special forces units
  • 09 courses began to taper off due to other projects until today…..

Originally this course was seen as a course in a progression of courses

  1. CFS
  2. APH
  3. ECQT or HDT

Typically attended by the antithesis of the folks who are most likely in need of the skills.

  • Fit
  • Well trained
  • High speed

Course provides an opportunity for physical stress along with the mental and emotional stress of violence at sexual distances.

Instructional Evolution

Two major evoloutions:

  1. In Fight Weapons Access
  2. Appendix Carry
    • Both define how and
    • When we access our firearm

Major Points From Day 1:

  • Physics
  • Range Issues
    • Outside 2 Arms Reach
    • Inside 2 Arms Reach
  • Flinch Response
    • Primal
    • Defensive
    • Tactical
  • Intuitive Skills Refinement
    • Head Locks
    • Hip Leverage
    • +90 to buy time and distance
  • Retention
    • Strenghth issue
    • NOT at distance issue
  • Further understanding of ICE training
    • Ground Zero=Intuition
    • The farther from GZ the farther away we can move from intuition

Personal Thoughts

  • Overwhelmed
  • Skin is raw
  • Ready and excited for day 2

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